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There is a surge in awareness, interest and genuine eagerness on the part of leaders to see workplaces reflect the diversity of the country, especially by tapping into the underleveraged talents of women in India. This energy is wonderful, but it needs to be matched by action and accountability on the ground. That's why Catalyst's new report clearly highlights intentional leadership actions as essential to moving India Inc from talking the talk to walking the walk.
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My father's defining characteristic is a calm and logical approach to life, where there is little use for prejudices and biases because those are simply erroneous ways of making decisions. I think this philosophy is what makes him and me unabashed feminists -- we simply believe that fairness and equality are good, and that decisions made based on data and logic trump those based on relationships and biases.
Men in India are at a crossroad today. They have the choice to remain silent and be a bystander to continued inequity, or to get actively involved in the effort to have an equitable society and workplace for all Indians.